Saturday, February 14, 2009

REVIEW: "Breathtaking," "romantic" Valentine's concert

The Omaha World-Herald says the "Symphonic Dances" concert is perfect for the Valentine's Day weekend.

Of violin soloist Brittany Sklar, writer John Pitcher says: "This 21-year-old virtuoso possesses an effortless technique and a golden, almost teardrop perfect tone. She captured all operatic melodrama in this hyper-romantic concerto. In lyrical passages, she all but made the violin swoon. Sklar's long curls make her look like a Roman goddess. She plays like an angel."

Of guest conductor George Manahan, Pitcher adds: "Manahan and the orchestra more than did the piece justice. They actually got it right!"

Click here to read the whole review.

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